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Upcoming Class – July 10th @ 10am in Happy Valley

Join us for this class from Huzi.ai on Wednesday, July 10th at 10am at Happy Valley City Hall. Danielle Bade will be teaching “Reimagining Real Estate with AI”.

Register with this link or use the QR code on the flyer below: http://pulse.fnf.com/RealEstate#/TTPortland/Details/40412aec-29d9-4e29-916f-6f12b93fc009

Tech Tool of the Month – July 2024

Ticor Live Farm is an amazing tool to build and manage your farms.

With Ticor Live Farm you get:

·         Instant access to the detailed property data

·         Automatic updates for any changes on new ownership

·         Manage multiple farms on one site

·         Easily import/export detailed farm reports

·         Gain a competitive edge by analyzing your farm

Questions? Reach out to your Sales Executive today!

Escrow Tip of the Month – July 2024

This months tip comes from Ashley Melton in our Lake Oswego Office.

Why is it important to review a closing statement? 

A closing statement or settlement statement is a document that provides a breakdown of the costs and credits to both the buyer and seller. 

This document is to insure that both parties are aware of all financial aspects and that all payments are accurately recorded and disbursed. 

There are several reasons reviewing a closing statement is important. Here are a few reasons: 

  1. Accuracy and Error Detection: It’s helpful to review and ensure all figures are correct, such as; sales price, loan amount, closing costs, credits and client’s names. This can all be corrected before the transaction is recorded as we are all human and can make errors. 
  2. Transparency: Ensuring all parties are fully informed about the financial details of the transaction and understand the cost showing on the statement. If the clients have any questions we are able to address them before we record. 

Please help us by reviewing your closing/settlement statement and reach out to your Escrow Officer with any questions.

Tech Tool of the Month – Skyslope

The next level in transaction management.  SkySlope streamlines the transaction process, enabling smart brokers to focus on what matters most—growing their business. 

Audit with Speed and Accuracy

  • Review files in half the time with a streamlined review process and customized checklists. It’s autopilot for your review process.

Real-Time Compliance Tracking

  •  A digital footprint for the life cycle of the transaction. Every interaction, text message, email, and more is captured and stored in a digital log that would make the BRE Compliance Department jealous.

Fully Integrated Forms & E-Signature

  • With zipForms and DigiSign, you can initiate forms and get documents signed all under one roof.

Real-Time Brokerage Analytics

  • Dive into your business and make smart decisions with instant metrics and insights. Get a bird’s eye view of company growth and know which agents are working the hardest and give them a high five.

Integration Partners

  • Giving you access to all your data is powerful. SkySlope is the central hub for all the tools you use on a daily basis. From CRM to accounting, all your transaction details are seamlessly linked across all your applications.

Contact Your Sales Executive Today to Learn More!

Ticor Thursday Webinar – June 2024

This month’s webinar will be on June 20th, 2024 from 9am – Noon. Our topic this month is Law and Rules Required Course (LARRC) 2024-2025 from Richard Mario, Attorney with Buckley Law. We hope you can join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or Scan the QR Code Below.

Escrow Tip of the Month – June

Tips for Transactions with Power of Attorneys – Dodie Schmaltz

In real estate transactions, there may be instances where sellers are unable to personally sign important documents. Whether it’s due to being abroad or having limited physical abilities, appointing a power of attorney can provide a solution.

When utilizing a power of attorney, it is crucial to verify that the seller fully comprehends and consents to its use. This can be achieved through direct communication with the seller, confirming their understanding of the situation. In cases where the seller is incapacitated, obtaining a medical note from a doctor certifying their condition becomes necessary.

The use of power of attorney grants flexibility for sellers facing unique circumstances. For example, elderly parents who require assistance with property sales or individuals traveling abroad may find this option beneficial. By appointing an agent through a power of attorney, sellers can ensure that their interests are represented even when they are physically unavailable.

If you think this is a viable option for your transaction or there is already a power of attorney in place, make sure to communicate with your Escrow Officer to see if any additional documentation is needed.

Questions? Our customer service team is here to help. Reach them via email at ticor.resource@ticortitle.com or by phone at 503.219.1000

Tech Tool of the Month – Breakthrough Broker

What is Breakthrough Broker?

Founded in 2012, Breakthrough Broker was a little startup with really big ideas. The founders, former REALTORS believed that agents shouldn’t have to pay 10 different subscription fees to 10 different software companies in order to run their business. They envisioned an online destination with everything an agent could need or dream of to support a successful career. The best part, it would to be free! Today over 200,000 agents have become part of the Breakthrough Broker community.

MARKET CENTER

Avoid wasting time, money, and frustration when you use our powerful Marketing Center for creating marketing materials. Download your designs watermark free and ready to print, something you can’t find anywhere else in the industry.

BUSINESS PLANNING

We are passionate about the importance of business planning, it’s that simple. We’ve created an entire suite of business planning tools for Real Estate Agents. Plans cover all aspects of your business and have been refined and revised year after year to make them both comprehensive and easy to use.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media marketing is too important to be ignored. Our no-nonsense approach helps Real Estate Professionals with down to earth tutorials, clever tips, and high quality downloads.

Want to learn more? Reach out to your Ticor Title Sales Executive today and ask them how to get connected with Breakthrough Broker!

Ticor Thursday Webinar – May 2024

This month’s webinar will be on May 16th, 2024 at 10am. Our topic this month is Mobile Apps for Agents from Ryan Jacobsen, our Technology Marketing Specialist. Learn about the newest apps to help you help your clients. We hope you can join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or Scan the QR Code Below.

Escrow Tip of the Month – May 2024

This months tip comes from Mariah Yee, Escrow Operations Manager.

In recent times, buyers’ closing funds continue to be the main target of fraudsters. There has been an increase in cases where fraudsters impersonate company employees, mortgage brokers, and real estate agents to deceive individuals into providing sensitive banking information. These criminals may attempt to divert funds by sending fraudulent wire instructions during the closing process.

To protect yourself from such scams, we strongly recommend exercising caution and verifying any banking information in person or from a trusted source. Whenever possible, opt for face-to-face communication when receiving wire instructions for closing funds. This will greatly reduce the risk of falling victim to fraudulent activities.

At our company, we prioritize your security and strive to ensure that all transactions are conducted safely and securely. If you have any doubts or concerns regarding wire instructions received via email or phone calls, please reach out directly using verified contact information.

By spreading this message, you can educate your customers about the potential risks involved with wire fraud and provide them with practical steps they can take to protect themselves. This includes emphasizing the importance of face-to-face communication when it comes to sensitive financial transactions like closing funds.

It’s worth noting that while face-to-face communication is recommended, it may not always be feasible due to various reasons such as distance or time constraints. In such cases, customers should exercise caution by verifying any received instructions through multiple channels (e.g., calling directly using verified contact information) before proceeding with any transactions.

Questions? Our customer service team is here to help. Reach them via email at ticor.resource@ticortitle.com or by phone at 503.219.1000

Tech Tool of the Month – Real Geeks

Real Geeks builds powerful, simple and easy-to-use software to help real estate professionals generate more business. Their mission is to combine innovative solutions and modern technology to improve the lives of Real Estate Professionals.

With Real Geeks you can be your clients go-to resource while building a book of lifetime clients

◆ Capture more leads with SEO Optimized Sites

◆ Keep users off Portals by giving them the search tools they want

◆ Close more business using automation to turn searchers into buyers

Contact Your Sales Executive Today to Learn More!

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